We are finally home after our overnight to UVA. We are so thankful to report that David's scan was CLEAN!!!! We praise God for this wonderful news that will buy our family three more months of "normal" family life. Poor David was so sick last summer that he missed out on all the summer fun, so we are excited to have some sunshine fun this summer.
David handled the sedation for his CT scan well today. It seemed to take longer than usual, but it is a long process for a scan that only lasts a few minutes. He has to have a bolus of fluid to pre-hydrate his kidney, then he gets the contrast dye via IV which takes a while. He was gone from us for almost three hours. I wish I could say this whole process gets easier, but it simply does not.
This evening we are praising God for the good news from todays visit to UVA. It was a long ride home as we anxiously await the news from the scans, but we both were at peace. We trust in God's plan for our family and we know that whether the news was good or bad today, He would with us. God is the reason that we can have peace on these yucky scan days. Thank you to all who texted, messaged, emailed and most importantly prayed for our Rockstar today.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
This weekend has been awesome. We have had fun adventures, church, and lots of rest and downtime. I am a truly blessed and rested woman.
As we were taking pictures of the rainbow, I got this picture on my phone. Kyle and his travel ball team won the tournament championship!!! This is a first for Kyle and he was so excited.
Today on this Mother's Day I thank God for the downtime that we have had today. My favorite present today was the two hour nap that I got while Mike took the kids outside to play.
I thank God for the three babies that I was blessed to birth and raise. Motherhood has not always been the easiest road (whoever would think that their baby would fight childhood cancer?) but God has used motherhood to teach me about Him. This control freak Momma needs to be reminded that I can do nothing without Him and that He loves my babies even more than I do.
We covet your prayers for this Friday. We will head to UVA Thursday evening to we can be at the hospital by 7 a.m. on Friday. These scans never get easier, but we know from experience that God will indeed meet us there. Happy Mother's Day!
Friday, May 10, 2013
I do not think I have ever gone this long without updating the blog. This week has been brutal but with many fun and bright spots along the way. Mike was out of town earlier in the week. The kids were good, but I always breathe a sigh of relief when Mike returns from a conference.
Hope and some of her preschool friends. The children were so excited to surprise their Moms with all the goodies we had worked hard on. We did a little questionaire with the kids asking them questions about their Moms. Here is how Hope answered:
Mommy's favorite color is pink.
My Mommy loves to eat lasagna.
My Mommy is a lot feet tall and weighs 20 pounds.
I love it when my Mommy plays with me.
Mommy's favorite thing to do is to clean.
Cleaning? really? Bless her heart. Right now I love to get together with friends to run or to watch Grey's Anatomy on Netflix:)
I love that I get to spend my mornings with my sweet little preschooler and her friends each day.
This weekend I am excited to celebrate being a Mom. Motherhood has certainly had its challenges for me but I am so thankful that God blessed me with three little loves. I am a blessed woman.